Jacksonville Daily Journal dated Thursday, December 14, 1978
Linda Jackson Dixon dies at a result of accident injuries
Linda Kay Jackson Dixon, 128 Finley in Jacksonville, died Wednesday afternoon at Blessing Hospital in Quincy where she had been a patient since December 2. She had been listed in critical condition since that time, suffering from injuries sustained in a one-car accident: the car in which she was riding skidded on an icy road, struck a culvert and overturned.
She was 40 years of age.
Mrs. Dixon was born in Jacksonville May 5, 1938, the daughter of Ford and Wilma Smith Jackson. She is survived by her parents, a daughter, Tammy Michele Dixon, 10, who lives at home, and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Laura Smith, Glendale, Arizona.
She was a graduate of Stephens College, in Columbia, Missouri and MacMurry College. She attended Jacksonville public schools, graduating from Jacksonville High School in 1956.
At the time of her death, Mrs. Dixon was on a leave of absence from her job as a teacher of social studies at the Illinois School of the Deaf.
She was a member of the Central Christian Church.
Services will be Saturday afternoon at 2 at the Central Christian Church with Reverend Ken Burger officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn cemetery. Visitation anytime after noon on Friday, with the family meeting friends from 7 to 8:30 Friday night at the Cody and Son Memorial Home.
Memorials are suggested to the Needy Children's Fund at Illinois School for the Deaf or the Central Christian Church.
(Note: Linda Kay married Richard Lee Dixon December 24, 1965 in Jacksonville and was divorced at time of death. Walter Warren Haley - May 18, 2002)
The Parsons KS Sun, Wed. Nov. 5, 1958
Mrs. Ella M. Dixon
Mrs. Ella May Dixon, 71, 1220 Grand, died at 10:12 a.m. today at Mercy Hospital. Death occurred shortly after she entered the institution. She had been in failing health for several years.
Ella May Curtis was born May 19, 1887 at Palmyra, Ill. (Daughter of Cleonis S & Francis Ann Blevins Curtis) and came to Labette County at the age of four. She had lived here since that time.
She was married in April, 1909, to Arthur J. Dixon at Oswego. He died in 1933. She was a member of the Central Avenue Christian Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Esther Lee, Parsons; a son, James Dixon, Parsons; two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Orme and Miss Ida Curtis, both of Parsons; a brother Ira Curtis, Powell, Wyo.; a grandson, and other more distant relatives. Two daughters preceded her in death.
Arrangements will be announced by the Blossom Funeral Home.
Submitted by: Cheryl (Curtis) Behrend